Some fixed-price projects allow you to propose milestones. These milestones divide the payment for a project into predefined chunks with specific goals, instead of a lump sum payment when a project is complete.
Propose a milestone for a new job
You can set up milestones as part of your proposal for a job, or during the interview phase before creating a contract. Milestones help to set more specific terms than with a single project bid.
Propose a milestone for an active job
Once a contract is created, all future milestones for fixed-price jobs must be created and updated by the client. However, freelancers and agencies can send a client requests to add, edit, and delete milestones.
Note that clients are only required to fund one milestone at a time. A milestone is not covered by Fixed-Price Protection until it is fully funded to escrow by the client.